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Zimbabwe: Storms

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 234267, tabled on 19 March 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what emergency assistance her Department is providing to Zimbabwe as a result of cyclone Idai.

Answered on

26 March 2019

The UK has committed £22 million to support the humanitarian response to cyclone Idai covering Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. As at 25 March, £850,000 of emergency assistance has already been allocated to Zimbabwe. This money has provided essential medical and nutritional supplies and will support urgent efforts to improve access to water and sanitation. We are also supporting psycho-social support and trauma counselling to affected children. We continue to monitor the situation very closely and stand ready to provide further support if needed.